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Older adults check online reviews before buying-5913

Older adults check online reviews before buying

Before making a purchase, 59% of people 65 years and older sometimes or almost always look up online reviews and ratings, as do 75% of people who are 50-64 years old, according to a survey of 4,787 respondents ages 18 years and older.

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Older adults find tablet computers easier to use-5379

Older adults find tablet computers easier to use

Interviews were conducted with 21 older adults who started using tablet computers because they saw others using them, the devices were recommended or they received one as a gift.

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Can social networking increase walking among dog owners?-5279

Can social networking increase walking among dog owners?

Among 102 dog owners who were sedentary and lived in eight neighborhoods, a portion were randomly assigned to receive emails on increasing physical activity and the remainder were assigned to a Meetup Group. Meetup is a social networking website where anyone can invite neighbors to join a group. Participants in the Meetup Group received newsletters, information on dog walks and community events, and an activity monitor.

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Billion dollar technology market on steep growth curve-5235

Billion dollar technology market on steep growth curve

The industry supplying technology to assist older adults may jump from US$2 billion to $30 billion over the next few years, according to the author of a secondary research report.

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Computer plus training equals social connections-5206

Computer plus training equals social connections

While web-based visits with friends, family and people with similar interests or jobs is commonplace, older adults may not have the same level of access or knowledge to use the Internet connections enabled by computers and smart phones. The Ages 2.0 project was designed to discover if a simplified PC computer system could help selected groups of older adults avoid social isolation.

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Social media may help improve health literacy-5195

Social media may help improve health literacy

Do you know how to read a nutrition label, or understand how to take medications that control diabetes, or how to follow post-surgery instructions?

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